When Vesper Fairchild, socialite and friend of Bruce Wayne,
is found dead at Wayne Manor, all hell breaks loose - and
Bruce Wayne is the prime suspect in her murder. With Wayne
voluntarily imprisoned, a host of his allies must find a way
to clear his name. But first, they'll need to believe that
Bruce Wayne isn't the killer...
Wayne - Murderer? reprints
almost 260 pages from the pages of DC Comics and turns the
dark world of Batman on its head. Trapped in Blackgate Prison,
Wayne can do nothing but hope his friends can uncover the
truth before it is too late - and the evidence is stacked
the story progresses his closest allies start to question
whether the whole thing is a frame up, or whether Wayne's
recent erratic behaviour did indeed lead him to murder an
innocent woman. As details about the relationship between
Fairchild and Wayne come to light it soon becomes apparent
that Wayne has a pretty strong motive. And why, when he had
always despised the use of guns, did he buy the murder weapon
days before from a small gun shop?
the plot unfolds it soon becomes clear that none of Batman's
enemies could have been responsible and Fairchild herself
had no enemies to speak of.
artwork is as gothic as you'd expect from the genre and the
plot is depressingly dark. Whether you are a die hard Bat
freak, or a newcomer to the world of winged vigilante, there
is something here for you.
is certainly a graphic novel that I will be rereading again
in the near future. Wonderfully entertaining.
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